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GENEROUS DONATION: Hospice receives £10,000 cheque from Croxley Christmas House fundraising 

 Published on: 7th March 2021   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

The Peace Hospice Care was presented by a £10,000 cheque from the family of Croxley’s Mr Christmas at the end of last month.

Dave Edwards, Croxley’s Mr Christmas sadly passed away towards the end of last year and was known across the village for his spectacular Christmas lights displays and efforts to fundraise for local charities.

This year the record amount of over £10,000 was raised as the community came together to honour their Mr Christmas and switch the lights on in his honour.

His daughter Sharon Markham presented the cheque to the hospice on Friday, February 26 and said it was a bittersweet moment.

She said: “I took dad’s ashes with me. The nurse that was holding his photo was one of the nurses that tended to him and one of the others was also there.

“They were all fantastic and it was quite personal as they had all met him.”

Sharon added that the hospice was extremely grateful for the massive donation which comes at the end of a difficult year with fundraising events on hold.

She said: “They were incredibly grateful. They said it was an enormous donation for them because they haven’t had events like the colour run this year and haven’t had a lot of fundraising events so they were really pleased.

“It was sad and happy at the same time because it was nice to be able to hand the money over and I felt really comforted knowing that my dad’s ashes were there with me.”

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